Rules officials from golf organizations around the world work at the Masters, most of them assigned various parts of the golf course. But it remains the only major championship that doesn't have a rules official walk with every group.
A criticism of many of Tiger Woods' contemporaries is they don't show up in the final round. Padraig Harrington didn't falter at Firestone, at least until a rules official sidetracked what had been a fantastic finish.
A Royal & Ancient rules official started his dinner speech with a fantastic impersonation of Seve Ballesteros, which segued to a series of racial and ethnic jokes. One day later, Graham Brown was under more scrutiny than Tiger Woods at the Open.
The lie was so nasty that Carl Pettersson was begging a rules official for relief. The chip shot was so good that he saved par on the 18th hole Sunday morning to complete his third round with a 69, building a two-shot lead in the Memorial.
Sergio Garcia discussed a possible rules violation with PGA Tour officials at Quail Hollow Golf Club after a television viewer called in because it appeared he had marked his ball improperly on the 17th green.